Gold rush

Published: 24 October, 2012 10:21 IST | Swapnal Tilekar |

Fancy the yellow metal this festive season? Here's our guide to the smartest options that you can splurge on

It’s that time of the year when one indulges in festive-shopping. Invariably, gold purchases top the list of must-buys. As the festival is considered a propitious occasion to start new ventures and indulge in purchases, people, especially women, buy gold ornaments. Golden coins are also a huge draw since it is regarded as one of the most auspicious occasions to buy the yellow metal.

>> Gold coins - Traditional golden coins embossed with Laxmi and Ganesha images are popular picks, as they are considered prosperous and harbingers of good luck.

>> Necklaces & bangles - These tend to be the hot favourite with women. Kiran Datwani of Gehna Jewellers says, “We’ve received several requests for temple jewellery for Dusshera, which consists of pedants and other ornaments with the images of god and goddesses. We add a modern touch by using diamonds and coloured stones as per customer preferences. These are ideal to be worn during pujas, with traditional attire.”

>> Contemporary picks - Logistically, it might not be a great idea to wear necklaces and bangles while on the job; instead, opt for subtle golden earrings, bracelets or pendants. It might also hold good to engrave your favourite idol’s image in a delicate pendant.

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